Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: A 69-year-old man with excessive sweating of the right hemithorax
Authors: Gil Díaz, Aída 
Conde-Martel, Alicia 
Betancor-Leon, Pedro
UNESCO Clasification: 32 Ciencias médicas
3205 Medicina interna
Keywords: Excessive sweating
Issue Date: 2011
Journal: BMJ Case Reports 
Abstract: The pure autonomic failure is a rare entity, with only a few cases reported in the literature. The authors describe a case with compensatory excessive sweating of the right hemithorax as an initial manifestation of a pure autonomic failure, and the authors review the clinical characteristics of this disease. A 69-year-old man presented excessive sweating of the right hemithorax. Physical examination revealed orthostatic hypotension. No other neurological features were present. The autonomic study showed a low heart rate response to the Valsalva maneuver and reduced supine plasma norepinephrine levels. A pure autonomic failure was diagnosed. Treatment did not improve patient’s symptoms. Anhidrosis with asymmetrical compensatory hyperhidrosis can be the only symptom of a pure autonomic failure. The authors highlight an unusual form of presentation of a rare disease, difficult to diagnose if it is not taken into consideration.
ISSN: 0959-8138
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.03.2011.3970
Source: BMJ case reports [0959-8138], v. 2011
Appears in Collections:Artículos
Adobe PDF (176,58 kB)
Show full item record


checked on Sep 24, 2023

Page view(s)

checked on Apr 1, 2023


checked on Apr 1, 2023

Google ScholarTM




Export metadata

Items in accedaCRIS are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.